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'Antique Cut' - Screen Printed Flock and Stitch in Silk

'Antique Cut' is a tonal flock print on a turquoise dupion silk, which has been designed for the back of the front seat. The piece has been hand-stitched into a wadded backing to create a luxury feel and look. This is inspired by Art Deco imagery to reflect a contemporary design of an antique diamond cut from my Grandmother's 1920s engagement ring.

'Reflection' - Laser Cut Veneer

Designed for the statement dashboard, 'Reflection' is a two-layer laser-cut veneer that has been hand-painted to reflect the colours of the headlining (navy blue and lilac). This Art Deco-inspired design creates a linear geometric repeat which is featured in the 'Crystal Phantom'.

'Cocktail Watch' - Original Drawing

A hand-drawn tonal pencil drawing of my Grandmother's classic platinum and diamond 1920s cocktail watch.

Rachel Blackmore

With my love of luxury and keen eye for detail, I aim to incorporate these into my unique textile designs which are marketed towards high-end specialist interiors.

‘Jewellery Box’ is a luxury automotive collection designed for the modern-day Rolls Royce Phantom, which was launched in 1925. The bespoke collection explores 1920s jewellery a century on, using my Grandmother’s vintage pieces for inspiration to create a personal and detailed response to the project.

The collection is split into two colourways, the first being ‘Phantom Crystal’. This largely explores the popular crystal beaded necklace of the 1920s, taking inspiration from necklaces and earrings by abstracting elements and enlarging motifs to create a graphic and contemporary look. The second colourway ‘Phantom Antique’ takes its name from the antique cut of a diamond, a popular style of the 1920s, exploring diamonds and pearls to convey their detail and beauty through my own hand-drawn studies of jewellery.

All of the materials have been sourced from quality luxury suppliers, exploring relationships between soft and hard surfaces with luxury silks, leathers, veneers and metals featured in both cars. Each Phantom has a statement printed headlining and laser-cut dashboard, with tonal textured coordinates which use mixed media to create comfort and luxury within the bespoke space.

Final year project

Jewellery Box - Phantom A Century On

Work Experience

From July 2019 - August 2020.
I worked as an intern for PriestmanGoode as part of the CMF (colour, material and finish) team. During my year I developed key digital skills, understanding Adobe applications to create bespoke designs and presentations for clients and suppliers. I also worked closely alongside suppliers to help aid the process of sampling and development for major client projects, working to tight deadlines and client feedback.